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WristSpotter Gives Injured Lifters Renewed Strength

After being told he may never lift again, aerospace machinist invents new ergo-press technology enabling injured lifters to get back on the bench.

Seattle, WA, October 24, 2015 --( After four consecutive wrist surgeries, Alex VanCour’s doctor told him that he may never lift again. So, he took matters into his own hands—or wrists—and engineered the WristSpotter, a new wearable device that takes pressure off weak joints and puts the power back in the hands of the lifter.

Today, VanCour is still hitting the gym regularly—and he’s launched an Indiegogo campaign to share WristSpotter with lifters around the globe.

“I created WristSpotter because I saw a gap in the physical therapy and weight-lifting market that needed filling,” says VanCour. “While there are plenty of wrist support options available, not a single one alleviates excessive pressure in the wrist joint while pressing.”

Why WristSpotter Works Differently.

VanCour worked closely with orthopedic surgeons and physical therapists to construct the WristSpotter, testing and adjusting the device until they found the correct ergonomic angle to transfer the weight off the wrist while keeping the lifter comfortable. Coined Ergo-Press™ (patent pending), the technology enables lifters to maintain control of the bar and weight during controlled press motions while relieving pressure from the wrist joints.

2015 Emerald Cup Light Heavyweight Champion Dominic Semenza endorses the WristSpotter, explaining:

“By ensuring that the wrist isn’t responsible for the load, it allows you to really focus on the mechanics of the movement. So in a sense, it helps you do what you already do at the gym more efficiently and effectively while reducing pain.”

The device is universally sized to fit most forearms and can be used during most press exercise, whether lifting barbells, dumbbells, or pulley attachments. Padding supports both wide and regular-grip presses with a thick, durable foam pad that cradles and grips the bar. And, made with top-grade materials, the WristSpotter features ergonomic design, dual-mounting straps, and neoprene pressure wraps to wrap the forearm securely and comfortably.

While physical therapists have already begun using WristSpotter to help clients maintain their strength training during rehabilitation, the device isn’t just for injured athletes. Even healthy, regular weight-lifters can use the device to keep their wrists stabilized and prevent future injuries during heavy lifting sessions.

For more information, please visit the campaign at

About WristSpotter
WristSpotter™ is a new and innovative weight-lifting device with Patent-Pending Ergo-Press™ Technology. WristSpotter™ alleviates excessive pressure on the wrist joint while maintaining full control of the bar and weight during controlled press motions. Invented by aero machinist and avid lifter Alex VanCour and endorsed by heavyweight champions and doctors alike, WristSpotter is currently crowdfunding resources for national production via Indiegogo.
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